The Oakridge School is proud to announce that the Class of 2018 Valedictorian is Funmilola Solano. The honor of Salutatorian will be shared by Michael Fong-Kutchins and Ransom Swinney.
The announcement came during the Senior Luncheon held April 19 at Shady Valley Country Club in Arlington. Upon learning the news, many senior students stood and applauded their classmates.
Valedictorian Funmilola Solano, a National Merit Scholar, received acceptance to Duke, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rice, University of Southern California, Stanford, University of Texas at Austin, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Salutatorian Michael Fong-Kutchins gained admission to the University of Alabama, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas A&M University, and Texas Christian University.
Salutatorian Ransom Swinney, a National Merit Commended Letter Winner, was accepted to Austin College, Knox College, Southwestern University, and St. Olaf College.
Head of School Jon Kellam congratulated each of the students for their leadership in and out of the classroom and said he feels a tremendous sense of pride in the Class of 2018.
"Each of these students holds so much potential and I know they will play an essential role in shaping the future," said Mr. Kellam, whose son Cade is among this year's graduating class. "In addition to Cade, I have watched many of these students grow from their first days at our Early Childhood Center into the impressive young adult men and women that they are today. I expect much from them because they have already proven to be outstanding leaders academically, artistically, and athletically."
The Oakridge School will hold its graduation ceremony Saturday, May 19 in the Student Activity Center.